Trends & Products: Reptiles, Amphibians & Invertebrates

Julia Rivera//August 1, 2022//

Trends & Products: Reptiles, Amphibians & Invertebrates

Julia Rivera //August 1, 2022//

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Herps, which includes reptiles, amphibians and inverts, are becoming a favorite among a growing number of pet parents. This includes lizards, snakes, turtles and tortoises, as well as frogs, millipedes, tarantulas and even scorpions. Many reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates make good pets because of their gentle demeanor, ease of care and the availability of a multitude of interesting colors and patterns. People who keep reptiles and amphibians as companion animals spend plenty of time researching the type of animal that best fits their lifestyle, which is vital for a strong companion animal-owner bond. It’s important to ensure consumers are getting food and accessories that maintain their companion animal’s happiness and their overall health. Therefore, products that are designed with the specific species in mind should be consumers’ go-to options. For instance, like many companion animals, herps have dietary needs that vary from species to species. In addition, even though the majority of herps require some type of substrate in their terrarium or environment, the substrate for snakes may not necessarily be the most ideal for a specific species of lizard. Furthermore, the substrate for an iguana may not be the best for a bearded dragon. Know the features of all the products on the market, educate consumers on the differences among them and why it is crucial for pet owners to stick to products particular to their specific herp. These products provide herps with everything they need for a healthy lifestyle. From heaters that keep them at the ideal temperature to supplements that give them the extra boost in nutrients they need to flourish, consumers will not only be able to sustain their herps’s health but improve it for a long-lasting bond.


K-Rex Kleanbowl

The K-Rex disposable reptile bowl decreases the risk of disease for pets and owners. The steel bowl frame holds a biodegradable, disposable and compostable bowl, and is weighted to prevent tipping. The low profile provides easy access while keeping substrate out of the bowl. This product comes with three NourishPet refill bowls; refill packs available. It is completely reptile safe.






Timberline Reptile Lunch Box

Timberline’s Lunch Box contains 24-plus fresh, maintenance-free crickets boxed up and ready to go on the retail shelf. The packaging of each Lunch Box is clear plastic, so retailers and customers can see what’s inside without having to worry about escapees. Each Lunch Box comes clearly marked with a “born on” date, allowing for seven days of shelf life, and customers get approximately seven days of home use, often more.






Fluker’s Castle Cribs

For the coolest crib around, this innovative Castle Crib combines a basking platform, crawl space and bowl. Made of a durable, non-porous material, so it’s easy to clean and disinfect. Available in two sizes: small (9 by 4 by 2 inches) and large (11 by 5 by 2 inches).





Komodo Forest Tunnel

These tunnels are made from 100 percent natural materials and created from renewable sources. Komodo’s Forest Tunnels offer a great place to hide or bask and are ideal for use with the majority of reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. They can be cut to suit any size or style of terrarium.







The Tetrafauna ReptoHeat Dual Temp Basking Heater provides two safe and easy ways to set up and mount this innovative basking heater. It provides a variety of reptiles with the proper basking heat. The heaters have been dialed in to ensure that whatever the pet, it will have the best basking heat for its needs.






Zen Habitats

Zen Habitats enclosures and accessories are designed to support the physical and emotional needs of your reptiles. They provide a commercially viable alternative to glass aquariums, which are too small for medium-sized lizards and snakes. The company’s focus is on creating enclosures that can be set up in a variety of configurations, and are beautiful, easy to assemble and affordable.





Mack’s Natural Reptile Food

Mack’s Natural Reptile Food has complete solutions for reptilian pets and has recently introduced singles for that repeat, weekly feeding. Beginning with pinkie mice, all the way up to large rats, Mack’s Natural Reptile Food has the perfect size range for all your customer’s pet reptiles.










Zilla Rock Lairs

These naturalistic hideaways provide humidity for your reptiles, as well as a dark den area to feel safe. The large entrance makes it easy for animals to climb in and for fresh air to be exchanged and prevent molding. With a mossy appearance, the lair will look natural and can also double as a rough surface for animals to rub against and remove sloughing skin.






Galapagos Natural Fir Bark Bedding

This bedding for humidity-loving reptiles is made from 100 percent Douglas fir bark. Using smaller bark size to facilitate feeding, crawling and slithering, it is a perfect substrate for basilisks, tomato frogs, milk snakes, iguanas, Russian tortoises and similar species.







Hikari Herptile

Hikari’s line of groundbreaking food products for lizards includes LeopaGel, for leopard geckos and other insect eating lizards; CrestGel, for the crested gecko and other fruit- and insect-eating lizards; DragonGel boasts a natural food-like texture that bearded dragons and other vegetable eating lizards will adore; and Dragon Delite, a scientifically balanced nutrient mix that is ideal for adult bearded dragons over eight inches, other vegetable and insect-eating lizards with larger appetites.




JurassiPet Supplements

JurassiShed is a specially formulated cosmetic shedding aid for snakes and lizards. It naturally supports dry shedding skin with hydration that can reduce the severity of “problem sheds” while making normal shedding faster and easier. It also speeds removal of retained eye caps and tail tips. Active ingredients are jojoba oil and vitamin E acetate.





Reptile Prime Coconut Fiber Substrate

Reptile Prime Coconut Fiber Substrate is an eco-friendly product made from the husks of coconuts and can be safely composted or recycled into potted plants or gardens. It’s an optimal substrate for terrarium setups incorporating reptiles, amphibians or inverts. It can be used with tropical species or desert-dwelling pets.








T-Rex Supplements

T-Rex offers a wide range of supplements for reptiles, including 2:1, 2:0 and Bone Aid Microstick. Enriched for better absorption, 2:1 and 2:0 are high-quality calcium supplements that result in better health, strength and longevity. Bone Aid Microstick is an ultra-fine, high-quality calcium that is finely ground, which enables it to stick to crickets, so its absorption is guaranteed.





Ultimate Misting System

Mist King’s Ultimate Misting System provides a mist that is equally as fine as in its starter system, however this system is based on a more robust, higher flow pump capable of running up to 20 misting nozzles. In addition, this system features a ZipDrip valve that eliminates post-mist dripping.







Reptile Ravines

Reptile Ravines create are a unique yet functional decoration. They provide basking and hiding spots and a beautiful 3D look for the terrarium. With a quality poly resin construction, they will not tip over with the weight of the animal. Purchase all four for a complete terrarium or vivarium landscape.








The Habisphere’s bent front window allows a unique viewing angle of the terrarium setup and its inhabitants. Access through the top lid as well as the removable back panel make the Habisphere easy to install and maintain. The Habispere is ideal for small ground-dwelling and burrowing lizards, small ground-dwelling geckos, arboreal or aquatic frogs, newts, salamanders, toads as well as many different species of invertebrates.







Wipeout Glass Cleaner

Eliminate mineral build-up and create a clear view into your habitat. Zoo Med’s new Wipeout Terrarium and Aquarium Glass Cleaner is 100 percent plant-based and removes hard water deposits, dust, fingerprints and other light-blocking deposits without streaking. The perfect, sustainably made, non-toxic, tool for glass or acrylic habitats. Safe for fish, plants, invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians.






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